Lisa Marie Funk
Licensed Massage Therapist

Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that over ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally or externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for stress management, translating into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

Massage can also address a number of health issues by:

  • Alleviating low-back pain and improving range of motion
  • Assisting with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shortening maternity hospital stays
  • Easing medication dependence
  • Enhancing immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system
  • Exercising and stretching weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Helping athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improving the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin
  • Increasing joint flexibility
  • Lessening depression and anxiety
  • Promoting tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
  • Reducing postsurgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reducing spasms and cramping
  • Relaxing and softening injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Releasing endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller
  • Relieving migraine pain
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